Manufacturer's Product Description for Black Tea shade: 100% Natural mascara colored from black tea leaves and infused with lash conditioning nutrients. Holds curls, lengthens and separates while creating luscious volume.
Manufacturer's Product Description for Dark Chocolate shade: 100% Natural mascara colored from cocoa and infused with lash conditioning nutrients. Holds curls, lengthens and separates while creating luscious volume.
10 hour wear
held up some
Doing everyday chores in the home
Running outside errands
held up some
Sitting in a steamy bathroom (to simulate humidity)
held up some
Clumping: Yes, especially for the Black Tea shade. The wand loads up and deposits a lot of the product onto your lashes. While the Dark Chocolate doesn't load up as much as the Black Tea, it still applies heavily, leaving lashes somewhat clumpy.
Smudging: Some, mostly near the bottom lashes.
Curl: It doesn't actually curl; however, if you curl your lashes separately, it does hold the curl.
Length: Not by much.
Volume: Very little.
Longevity: Lasted most of the day, but in humidity, I did notice some smudging. Also, for Dark Chocolate, if there was any moisture near my eyes, the Dark Chocolate formula would sting my eyes.
Ease of Use: Because the wand loads up with so much product, it's a little difficult to put on without getting product on your eye lids. I had to do some clean up after application.
Pros: Smells divine, and the Black Tea pigmentation is very dark. The Dark Chocolate shade is nice for someone with light colored lashes.
Cons: This is a very wet formula. I even noticed at times that it dried up in small beads.
End Result: I really wanted to love this mascara. The packaging is super cute, and it smells so nice. But I was very disappointed in the formula. Very wet, sometimes dried in beads, and makes my lashes stick together, making for a clumpy look. The Dark Chocolate shade also stings the eyes if moisture is near the eyes and when removing the mascara.
Caution If you suffer from cocoa allergies, avoid the Dark Chocolate shade. A volunteer with cocoa allergies tested it on a small patch of skin, and it caused an allergic reaction.
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